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Overseas Visitors

Information for overseas visitors seeking treatment at hospital.

  • Are you visiting the United Kingdom?
  • Have you been living outside the UK for more than three months?
  • Did you know that you may have to pay for hospital treatment whilst you are here?

The National Health Service (NHS) provides free hospital treatment for people who live in the United Kingdom.  If you are an Overseas Visitor and have been resident in the UK for the last 12 months, you will need to bring your passport and documentation as proof of eligibility for free treatment.  Suitable documents include payslips, benefit letters and college attendance letters.

If you are a visitor and not a UK resident you will need to pay before any treatment is given (this excludes the emergency department).

For more information please contact:

Overseas Visitors Office
York Hospital
Finance Department
2nd Floor Admin Block
YO31 8HE
Tel: 01904 725627
Overseas Visitors Office
Scarborough General Hospital
Finance Department
Woodlands House
Woodlands Drive
YO12 6QL
Tel: 01723 385008

To download a copy of our information leaflet click below.

For further information please see the Department of Health’s website

Please note, your information may be shared with government agencies such as the Home Office and the Department of Health and Social Care.

Are you visiting the United Kingdom?

Have you been living outside the UK?

Did you know that you may have to pay for your hospital treatment?

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Visiting update

To protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community, we are again restricting visitors to all our hospitals sites so please read our latest guidance for full details before coming to our hospitals.

The decision to restrict visitors during this time has been very difficult and made only after careful consideration as we witness wider social restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in light of the highly transmissible OMICRON variant.  The guidance will be reviewed regularly.